Counseling and Human Services

Grow your Passion for People and Communities in Need


If you have an innate desire to help those who require assistance, from individuals to communities, our program will teach you how to provide the services that can positively impact their lives.

The Counseling and Human Services program at Stevenson University is nationally accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education. It prepares students for a broad range of careers in helping those in need. You will learn how a wide variety of individuals and families develop and function, from infants to seniors and across the racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic spectrum. You’ll also benefit from the program’s interdisciplinary approach, taking courses in law and philosophy, as well as psychology and sociology. Finally, you’ll have the chance to apply what you’ve learned in real-world settings-field placements are a crucial part of this program.

Graduates of the Counseling and Human Services program will:

  • Apply research findings to analyze common problems encountered in the counseling & human services field and develop appropriate solutions.
  • Develop individualized professional development goals and objectives, based on comprehensive self-evaluation and feedback from faculty and supervisors.
  • Exhibit consistent professional attitudes and behaviors in applied counseling & human services settings.
  • Exhibit culturally sensitive behavior in professional human services settings.
  • Exhibit effective and appropriate interpersonal skills in professional counseling & human services settings.
  • Synthesize and appropriately apply key concepts, methods and values in counseling & human services to professional situations, independently and with minimal supervision.

Study Counseling and Human Services at Stevenson

Career Opportunities

Career Paths for Counseling and Human Services Majors

Graduates of our Counseling and Human Services program embark on many rewarding career choices, including:

• Administrator
• Career Counselor
• Child Welfare Specialist
• Classroom Aid
• Developmental Disabilities Specialist
• Elder Care Worker
• Human Resources Manager
• Public Welfare Advocate
• Service Coordinator
• Social Services Worker
• Substance Abuse Counselor

Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Office of Career Services.

Student Outcomes and Trends Report


The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor’s degree in Counseling and Human Services. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).

Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.

Major Requirements

FYS 100First Year Seminar1 credit
CHS 101Family Studies3 credits
CHS 105Human Services and Social Policy3 credits
CHS 217Professional Development in Counseling & Human Services3 credits
CHS 220Diversity and Cultural Competence3 credits
CHS 224Research Methods and Writing3 credits
CHS 270Psychopharmacology and Addictions3 credits
CHS 315/515Group Counseling3 credits
CHS 340/540Administration of Human Services3 credits
CHS 360Counseling Strategies for Individuals3 credits
CHS 380Internship in Counseling and Human Services3 credits
CHS 430Family Dynamics and Interventions3 credits
CHS 440Practicum in Counseling and Human Services9 credits
CHS 441Seminar in Counseling and Human Services3 credits
MATH 136Introduction to Statistics4 credits
PSY 136Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences4 credits
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology3 credits
PSY 108Human Growth and Development3 credits
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3 credits


Students who do not declare a track must also take 5 focused electives. At least 2 courses must be CHS courses; please see an advisor for the approved list.

Students also have the option of selecting a track in Addictions and Mental Health Counseling or Child, Adolescent, and Family Services, or Community Health.

Addictions and Mental Health Counseling

All major requirements and the following track courses

CHS 370Ethics in Counseling3 credits
CHS 371Assessment and Treatment of Addictions3 credits
PSY 215Psychopathology3 credits
Two additional focused electives – 6 credits

Child, Adolescent, and Family Services

All major requirements and the following track courses

CHS 275Services for Children and Youth3 credits
PSY 206Child Development3 credits
CHS 362Trauma and Crisis Intervention3 credits
CHS 365Coping, Resilience and Growth-Focused Counseling3 credits
Two additional focused electives – 6 credits

Community Health Track

All major requirements and the following track courses

BIO 280Nutrition Science3 credits
BIO 332Epidemiology3 credits
CMH 210Introduction to Community Health3 credits

CMH 2XX Healthcare Systems and Administration – under development.

CMH 3XX Seminar in Community Health – under development.

CM 2XX Health Communication – under development.

Minors and Other Options

Minor in Counseling and Human Services

The minor in counseling and human services requires successful completion of a minimum of six courses and 18 credits with an CHS prefix. Please see an academic advisor for more information. General guidelines regarding minors may be found in the Minors section of the catalog.

Minor in Human Resources

Students who do not choose a track are encouraged to explore Professional Minors. The Professional Minor in Human Resources is a particularly good fit for students in Counseling and Human Services.

Minors at Stevenson

BS/MS Option

The BS/MS option is available for students majoring in counseling and human services who wish to combine their bachelor’s coursework with work toward a Stevenson University master’s degree in Healthcare Management or a degree in Community-Based Education and Leadership. Students choosing this option may earn their master’s degree in as little as one year after their bachelor’s degree. Interested students must formally apply for entrance into a BS/MS option in their junior year. Once admitted into this program, students develop an educational plan in consultation with their undergraduate and graduate advisors. For more information on this program see the Stevenson University Online catalog.

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